Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 15:54
Monday, July 9, 2012 - 12:04
A statement released by General Motors details the recent recall of the Chevy Cruze: “General Motors will recall 413,418 Chevrolet Cruzes in the United States for the 2011 and 2012 model years to modify the engine shield under the vehicle.
Friday, May 25, 2012 - 11:17
Jeep Wrangler Fire Risk
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently announced a voluntary recall of 67,872 Jeep Wrangler 2010 models due to a transmission skid plate which can collect debris and catch fire. This skid plate is near the catalytic converter on Wranglers with an automatic transmission, which poses this ignition risk.
Friday, May 18, 2012 - 16:54
Acura Power Steering Hose Leak
An Acura press release recently reported that the company is recalling 56,881 model years 2007 and 2008 TL sedans due to a power steering hose which can potentially leak over time, posing a fire risk. 4,266 of these vehicles are located in Canada, while the remaining vehicles are in the U.S.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 13:36
BMW and Rolls-Royce Recall
Rolls-Royce and its parent company, BMW, each issued recalls last month due to a defect that can cause an engine component to overheat, smolder, or even catch fire. This defect impacts the electric auxiliary water pump in vehicles with 8 or 12-cylinder turbocharged engines.
Friday, April 27, 2012 - 16:55
Michelin Tire Recall
Last Friday, April 20, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) acknowledged the voluntary recall of 77,775 Michelin bus tires due to a “casing that may experience a loss of integrity and, in some cases, have rapid air loss.” This rapid tire air loss, also known as a blowout, increases the risk of a loss of vehicle control and crash.
Friday, April 13, 2012 - 15:53
It has been a busy March and April for tire manufacturers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Several tire makers have recently initiated substantial recalls for manufacturing defects that can greatly increase the risk of a potentially deadly crash.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 17:50
A woman approaches the crest of a hill in her car when lights flash and an audible warning goes off. This allows her to stop before she collides with a broken down vehicle hidden out of sight just on the other side of the hill. It’s not science fiction. This is just one of countless scenarios illustrating how a new vehicle communication technology can cut down on thousands of car accidents and deaths each year.
Monday, February 20, 2012 - 17:48
Last week the National Highway Traffic safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the release of the first federally-proposed recommendations to limit distracting electronic devices in vehicles. According to the press release, “The proposed voluntary guidelines would apply to communications, entertainment, information gathering and navigation devices or functions that are not required to safely operate the vehicle.”